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Is farming tackling the carbon challenge?
The Dealer
Could protected urea prove to be the "wonderstuff" that tackles farming's ammonia issues?
 
 
A €20m investment announced for agri-food research and innovation
The projects came from the Department of Agriculture’s 2019 Competitive Call for Research Proposals.
Glanbia release their milk price for November
The board of Glanbia Co-op has decided to continue to make a support payment to its members.
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Glanbia’s Black Friday offers – live now on GlanbiaConnect and in store
Glanbia is having its biggest-ever Black Friday sale and is offering farmers nationwide an opportunity to stock up, save big and support local, with genuine value across thousands of products.
Teagasc National Beef Conference 2019: attendee viewpoints
Matthew Halpin reports on some of the main viewpoints from attendees at the Teagasc National Beef Conference 2019.
Farmer Writes: when dog food costs more than beef something is wrong
In the main heifers have killed out very well this year. Lambs on the other hand killed out very poorly in August, writes Ronan Delany.
Impact of Brexit on NI still to be decided
How much trade friction there might be on goods moving into or out of NI will depend on decisions taken by the UK government.
UK kill forecast to fall by 265,000 head from January to May 2020
There is expected to be a 100,000 head lower carryover of hoggets and 165,000 fewer new-season lambs in 2020, writes Darren Carty.
Winter Fair: how much for a cubicle sweeper?
Aidan Brennan looks at the various types and prices of cubicle sweepers and lime dispensers at the Royal Ulster Winter Fair on Thursday.
Glanbia release their milk price for November
The board of Glanbia Co-op has decided to continue to make a support payment to its members.
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The long-term solution for dock control
Where docks are a problem in silage swards, it pays to control them before the silage is cut. When it comes to your choice of herbicide, DoxstarPro is a highly effective product for controlling docks.
Increase CAP budget to deliver EU Green Deal – Healy
The Green Deal must recognise that agriculture is a commercial activity which delivers jobs, food, fuel, energy and environmental services, Joe Healy has said.
China's 30-month age limit explained
Why does China have an age limit on Irish beef and not on Brazilian beef?
Project Engage is changing mindsets on antibiotic usage
The first of the on farm visits have now been completed in Project Engage and we are already seeing both the vets and farmers more focused on change
How One Health can help keep your family safe
Antibiotic resistance can affect us all and its important to understand its impact on human health.
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Glanbia’s Black Friday offers – live now on GlanbiaConnect and in store
Glanbia is having its biggest-ever Black Friday sale and is offering farmers nationwide an opportunity to stock up, save big and support local, with genuine value across thousands of products.
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New Holland T5 range - three champions, one team
The T5 range has been designed to be the ultimate all-rounder for today’s modern mixed farms, whether it is doing loader work, working with mounted implements or travelling down the road.
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Cultivate loans - 'no stress involved in it whatsoever'
Cultivate loans from the credit union is one option for farmers who wish to develop their farms.
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Refresh your drying off technique for optimum results
Research has clearly demonstrated the link between infection during the dry cow period and subsequent clinical mastitis and elevated somatic cell counts (SCC) in early lactation.
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Sweeping changes to Ornua board
After 12 months of talks, it seems the board of Ornua has agreed a new structure to remove conflicts of interest
IFA accounts still in the red
The Irish Farmers Association has reduced losses in its financial year to the end of March 2019.
Supermarket profits revealed in leaked documents
In analysis carried out from leaked documents seen by the Irish Farmers Journal, supermarkets are making margins up to 50% on meat and fresh products
Kerry faces stiff competition for DuPont business
It has emerged that a competitor to Kerry Group is in the running to buy DuPont's nutrition business
SlurryKat launches new trailing shoe
SlurryKat has just launched a new ‘farmline’ trailing shoe which has been designed with the farmer in mind. It can be retro-fitted to any brand of a tanker. Peter Thomas Keaveney reports.
Watch: Thyregods standing the test of time
Gary Abbott caught up with tillage contractor Brian Tallon while he was harvesting fodder beet near Clogherhead. Brian and his son Andrew specialise in root crop harvesting.
Tanco: wrapping up innovation
Gary Abbott sat down with Aengus Lacey, sales and marketing manager at Tanco Autowrap.
Limerick breeder takes interbreed title at Winter Fair
This year’s Royal Ulster Winter fair closed out a spectacular year for one Limerick family.
Property: financing the field
Are you planning to buy land in the near future? Odile Evans speaks to Dr Ailish Byrne, head of agriculture with Ulster Bank, who outlines what you need to do in order to secure a loan
28ac by the Boyne sells for €360,000
A 28ac property outside Longwood in Co Meath sold at auction on 4 December.
108ac north Cork farm attracting interest
Ernest Forde of Hodnett Forde property services, Clonakilty is bringing this 108 acre residential farm at Cornahinch, Doneraile to the market.
Rapid exit for rapid expansion in Meath
A 26-point rapid-exit parlour has made milking 350 cows a breeze on the Mullen family farm, writes Peter Varley.
Christmas trees and scheme for investment aid
Minister of State, Andrew Doyle TD is encouraging people to buy real Christmas trees and is advising tree growers to take advantage of the 2020 scheme of investment aid
Letter: climate change and carbon footprint
"Scientists - it was they who encouraged the factory type farming and developed the giant double muscled cattle we see and the dairy breed of cattle whose male offspring are now worthless."
Overall welcome for Mackinnon review of forestry sector
Implementation of the review "is now a priority" says Minister Doyle.
Review of afforestation approval processes launched
Mackinnon identifies "lack of political commitment and priority from the Irish Government to woodland creation" compared with Scotland
Farmers should body-score ewes post-tupping
Kieran Mailey reports from a post-tupping sheep event held at CAFRE's hill farm.
AFBI launching new grass variety
AFBI and Barenbrug UK will launch a new variety of perennial ryegrass in the spring of 2020.
LFASS loans in January
Farmers and crofters are being offered LFASS loans for 95% of their claims to be paid in January.
Irish beef imports getting pricey
Farmers Journal Scotland editor John Sleigh has his take on the week's big stories.
Comment
The importance of farmers supporting other farmers
The belittling of fellow farmers in the glare of the media will play into the hands of those who relish in a divide and conquer policy. Writes Amii McKeever
Beauty: look fabulous this Christmas
'Tis the season to party and be merry, so why not add a bit of sparkle to your Christmas make up? Dolly Buckley has top tips and product advice to give you a glamour lift this festive season
ICA Book of Bread and Baking: made with love
As general editor of The ICA Book of Bread & Baking, the fifth cookbook from the Irish Countrywomen’s Association, Aoife Carrigy reflects on what makes this archive of Irish home baking very special.
Short days, long nights, plans are afoot
With the the shortest days upon us, Lily Champ reflects that it won’t be long until an exciting new cycle of growth will begin so it’s a good month to make plans
Damien's Diary: it's not as easy as you think
If farmers could change to more profitable enterprises, do the chattering classes not realise that they’d do it in the morning, asks Damien O'Reilly.